Judy Wang
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Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house after stint in prison

    BALTIMORE — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he’d been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. Jackson was released from the Volunteers of America halfway house shortly before 9 a.m. EDT Monday and left in one of two black SUVs that were there for him. Jackson, an Illinois Democrat, moved into the halfway house from prison, where he was serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for spending […]

  • 13 cars collide on I-55 after semi driver falls asleep, police say

    SUMMIT, Ill. — 13 cars collided on the Stevenson early Friday morning after a semi truck driver fell asleep on the expressway. It happened around 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55 south of 1st Avenue near Summit. Illinois State Police say the truck driver admitted to falling asleep. There was construction in the area. Fifteen people were injured, six were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other nine people refused medical attention. Six fire departments […]

  • Tax credit fight over Spike Lee film “Chiraq”

    CHICAGO — A controversial movie by Spike Lee may have to be produced with no taxpayer money if the Chicago City Council decides that way. This morning the council’s Committee on Finance was supposed to consider a resolution today to deny the film a $3 million Production Tax Credit. Alderman William Burns, who represents the city’s 4th Ward, now says plans are underway for a special hearing on the resolution. The film will center on the high level of continuing […]

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    Man dead, 2 hurt in rollover crash in South Deering

    CHICAGO — A car rolled over and crashed into a house’s front porch, killing at least one person and injuring two others. Neighbors at 116th and Torrence say two cars were drag racing in the city’s South Deering neighborhood. The 19-year-old driver was southbound when he lost control.  His car hit the curb, then a fire hydrant, then a fence, before hitting the porch. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives have identified him as Devon Steele. They […]

  • Girl, 14, killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway

    DEERFIELD, Ill. — A teenage girl is dead, and several others injured following a crash on the Tri-State Tollway. It happened about 10 p.m. Sunday near Half Day Road on I-94 in Deerfield The driver of a 2002 Ford Explorer was heading eastbound when the SUV’s tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control and hit a guardrail. Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was ejected from the SUV and then run over by semi-truck. Seven other people inside the […]

  • Woman says brother had sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert while in high school

    WASHINGTON — A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert, the high school wrestling coach who became speaker of the House. Hastert was charged last week in a federal indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from Yorkville, the Illinois town where he taught and coached high school wrestling, so the person would stay quiet about “prior misconduct.” Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, […]

  • Chicago hospital patient steals, crashes ambulance in Wisconsin

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Chicago hospital patient who stole an ambulance and crashed it north of Milwaukee. The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 23-year-old Michael Buckner of Chicago was being taken to another facility when he stole the ambulance. The sheriff’s office says he crashed the ambulance shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 43 near Port Washington. According to the sheriff’s office, a bystander stopped to help Buckner and offered […]

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    CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigns amid federal criminal investigation

    CHICAGO — A federal corruption investigation has forced Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to step down. The school board is expected to officially confirm that Byrd-Bennett notified the board in writing last week of her decision to resign, effective Monday. Byrd-Bennett’s letter reads, in part: “I will remain forever thankful for the opportunity to serve the children of Chicago and the District.” Read the full letter here. She was already on paid leave as the government investigates a $20-million no-bid school contract […]

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    Mayor talks city issues with WGN reporter during run with Chicago police cadets

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel shares his outlook on violence plaguing the city, the possibility of casino, and negotiations with the teachers union- following a morning run with police cadets. The mayor says running gives him a chance to bond with those who will be patrolling streets, and gives him time to clear his head as he gears up for the challenges ahead of him. One of those challenges is gun violence. Police investigating 9 shootings overnight– one of those victim’s […]

  • Police search for driver in hit-and-run that killed 5-year-old girl

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on the Southwest Side. Maria Gonzalez was struck and killed at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, near her home in the 5900 block of South Mozart Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Police have released a picture of the actual car that was involved in the crash. They are looking for a dark colored sedan with a sunroof and spoiler. It may also have […]


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